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Health News for 12/09/13

December 09, 2013

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Health Tip: Exercising With Arthritis

Exercise can help ease the pain and discomfort of arthritis, but it may be easier to get active at certain times of day when your arthritis isn't flaring.
Health Tip: Caring for Someone With Cancer

When you're caring for someone with cancer, managing many medications can feel like a juggling act.
Money Problems Can Compromise Breast Cancer Care

Money problems can prevent women from getting recommended breast cancer treatments, a new study suggests.
Type 2 Diabetes Might Raise Risk of Liver Cancer

People with type 2 diabetes might be at somewhat higher risk of developing liver cancer, according to a large, long-term study.
Epilepsy Surgery Improves Patients' Lives, Research Finds

The vast majority of epilepsy patients who have brain surgery to treat the seizure disorder find it improves their mood and their ability to work and drive, a new study reveals.
Kids' Liver Transplant Success Varies by Race, Research Shows

White children in the United States have higher liver transplant survival rates than blacks and other minority children, a new study finds.
Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Few people realize how effective the vaccines against HPV (human papillomavirus) are for preventing cervical cancer, and even fewer talk about the vaccine with their doctors, according to a survey of more than 1,400 people.
Kids Who See Movie Violence Also See Smoking, Drinking, Sex: Study

Violent movie characters are also likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and engage in sexual behavior in films rated appropriate for children over 12, according to a new study.
New Hepatitis C Drug Approved by FDA

A new hepatitis C drug that can be taken as a pill once a day was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday.
Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia, Other Blood Cancers

Preliminary research shows that gene therapy might one day be a powerful weapon against leukemia and other blood cancers.
Health Highlights: Dec. 9, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts

Young children are falling out of high chairs at alarming rates, according to a new safety study that found high chair accidents increased 22 percent between 2003 and 2010.
Sovaldi Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C

Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic infection with Hepatitis C. It's considered a breakthrough medication since it's the first such drug that does not require same-time administration of interferon, the agency said in a news release.

 

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